July 2014 - In This Issue:
Commissioner Boyd joined in the festivities at the Orange County Regional History Center on July 2 celebrating the anniversary of the
Civil Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in
employment, schools and public places.
Drowning is the number one accidental cause of death in Florida for children under the age of four.
Orange County Fire Rescue wants to remind you to take appropriate precautions to keep little ones safe in and around the water. Tips include:
  • Teach children how to swim as early as possible
  • Teach children to never swim alone
  • Designate an adult "water watcher"
  • Fences surrounding a pool or spa should be 4 to 5 feet high and installed securely with a self-closing latch
  • Keep a charged cell phone by the pool area
  • Teach children to call 9-1-1 in an emergency
  • Learn CPR and be recertified annually
Check out other tips and resources on Orange County's Drowning Prevention web page.

For a great variety of activities, programs and youth camps, check out these resources:

Don't forget about the fantastic Windermere Farmers Market held Fridays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Winter Garden Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Both events are great for the whole family!


The following meetings are currently scheduled through the end of July:

  • Buena Vista Cay Planned Development (Dr. Phillips) - Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 6 p.m. at Chain of Lakes Middle School Cafeteria, 8700 Conroy Windermere Road, Orlando, FL 32835.
  • Lake Avalon Planned Development (Avalon Rural Settlement) - Meeting will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 6 p.m. Location to be determined.
  • Isleworth Four Corners Planned Development (Windermere/Dr. Phillips) - Meeting will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 6 p.m. Location to be determined.

Official meeting notices will be sent via email and posted on Facebook as they become available.


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July 2014

This July, we celebrate our nation's independence with many Fourth of July activities. We hope you enjoyed your holiday!


In addition, Orange County celebrates Smart Irrigation Month and Lakes Appreciation Month. The county also kicked off its Summer of Service initiative in late June to encourage volunteerism and community service. The program continues through July 19.


Enjoy your July issue of the District 1 Newsletter!

Current Projects & New Developments

Central Florida Expressway Authority Board


On June 24, Commissioner Boyd was appointed by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to the new Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), which replaces the now-dissolved Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA).


He believes the creation of this board is an important step to bolster citizen confidence in local decision makers' ability to effectively manage a regional transportation authority and provide increased accountability and transparency.


He looks forward to using his years of leadership experience with MetroPlan Orlando, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) and the West Orange/South Lake Transportation and Economic Development (WOSLTED) Task Force to successfully collaborate with neighboring county leaders on this new endeavor.


For more on Commissioner Boyd's appointment, see the news release.



Loud Noise Ordinance Passes


The amended Loud Noise Ordinance was passed at the June 24 BCC meeting and will go into effect Oct. 1, 2014.


After years of working on the initiative, Commissioner Boyd is delighted the new protections will soon be in place to keep residents from being disturbed by noise in their neighborhoods. See what has changed in the new ordinance.



New Website Coming Soon!


The District 1 website is getting an overhaul and will be launching soon!


You will have access to more information about initiatives in key areas of public safety, transportation, economic impact and environment. We'll also have more maps and updated information about the growth and prosperity of District 1.


We look forward to updating you soon with the launch date of this improved tool to help keep you informed and connected to the issues that matter to you.

Horizon West

Horizon West includes nearly 23,000 acres of former citrus groves that were destroyed during the devastating freezes of the 1980s. This large swath of land lay dormant for nearly a decade until 1994, when appropriate master planning for the area's urbanization over time was instituted.


Property owners and area residents, with county support, created a detailed community vision for Horizon West. When completed, Horizon West will include 42,000 residential units, five residential villages and a town center to serve Horizon West villages with commercial office workplaces and higher density residential areas.


Horizon West provides a meaningful alternative to the leapfrog development pattern of sprawl by creating self-sustaining villages that provide housing close to regional workplaces and community services.


Horizon West has won numerous state and regional awards for planning, including recognition from the State of Florida as a Sector Plan.


Want to see more? Check out a map of Horizon West and its amenities.



S. Scott Boyd
Orange County Commissioner, District 1
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
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